Sept. 6, 1904
Steamer Abercorn Burned.
Detroit, Sept. 6th - The steamer Abercorn, burned at Goderich yesterday, was well known in this vicinity. She was owned by her captain, W.J. Willoughby, and her engineer, Richard Baxter, who were doing well in the coal trade between Sandusky and Windsor, with an occasional cargo to Georgian Bay, when lumber was carried on the return trip. The Abercorn was built at Marine City, thirty years ago, and was insured in Canadian companies for $4,000.
Richardsons' elevator: schooner Granger, from Simcoe Island, with grain.
The steamyacht Sophia, with a fishing party on board, went up the Rideau this morning.
Craig's wharf: steamers Alexandria and Waterlily, down Monday night. The steamyacht Lucile, to Oswego, Monday.
Swift's wharf, yesterday: steamers Toronto, down and up; Brockville up and down. Today: steamers Kingston down and up; Hamilton, up tonight.
The steamer Rideau Queen makes her last trip for this season, Wednesday. The steamer Rideau King will run semi-weekly trips, Mondays and Thursdays until the close of navigation. She will go into dry dock tomorrow for repairs.
The Picturesque Rideau - [Smith's Falls News]